B&K set to build office south of Gatwick Airport


B&K have been given the green light to build a 110,000 sq. ft. London office space just south of Gatwick Airport.

The four storey building, named the Leonardo building, will be built in Manor Royal on the last plot of the Crawley Business quarter.

Abstract Securities chief executive, Mark Glatman said: “Being located outside the boundary of the possible second runway, gives tenants absolute certainty about occupation, whatever decisions are made about the potential extension of Gatwick.

Featuring a TP Bennett design with four floors, the Leonardo building will have column-free floor plates measuring around 28,000 sq ft.

The Leonardo building is one of several office developments being taken on by developer Abstract Securities.

Glatman added, “The Leonardo Building comes at a good time for the Gatwick office market.”

Having undertaken the large Renaissance development in Croydon at the end of 2013, Abstract Securities is in Glasgow to potentially take on the construction of the St Vincent Plaza development which is due to be completed in early 2015.

Alongside Aker ASA, Abstract Securities is also behind the development of the 1m sq ft. office space in Aberdeen International Business Park which will be completed in 2015.

By:Kirsty MacGregor

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